Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sincerely Fro Me To You ~ Swim lessons

I am sharing a photo of Luke and I at one of his first swim lessons.  I can honestly say this was one of the happiest times of my life.
I will never forget signing Luke up for those lessons he was about 9 months old.  We had gotten through our first winter, stayed home a whole lot and I was starting to become really lonely.  I had worked until I was 11 months pregnant and with HD traveling 5 days a week with his job, until Spring of that year I had been in baby bliss.  But then it started warming up and I had to do something with this now crawling bundle of chub.
I remember calling one of my best friends to see what she was doing, she to was a stay home mom, but she was to busy to talk, am seemed irritated with the phone call,  I remember feeling so alone yet God had given me my hearts desire, a health baby boy, who yet could speak my language.
I decided right then and there, this little guy and I are gonna have fun, we have each other and God planed it that way.  I remember praying for God to fill the void of my husband traveling to take away the loneliness and show me how to have fun and enjoy my growing baby.  
I went to the Y and we signed up for lessons.  Luke loved the water!  He was such a happy baby, he changed my life so much, I always wanted to be a mommy, even as a child.  I learned that summer who I was, who I wanted to be, and who I was created to be.  I learned to talk to my son when I was lonely, we started letting him hear his Daddy's voice on the phone which made the time away from each other even more bearable.
I am so thankful now looking back on the precious time I had with him alone, now the oldest of 3 he and I rarely ever get to  be alone.


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17 comments:

jamie in rose cottage said...

I love the delighted look he has on his face--and yours, too!

We are THAT Family said...

What an awesome picture! You guys look so happy. He looks like he loves the water too. I had similar feelings when I first started staying at home. It was a great time, but a huge adjustment!

Kristen M. said...

You both do look truly happy in that picture. Great moment captured on film.

Amy said...

That's such a cute picture! I think I'll check into getting Madi lessons. If our small town has such a thing. Think they will let me wear jeans in the pool?

P.S. He loves you... said...

Wonderful shot!
So sweet dem'babes!

Twice Blessed said...

You two look like it was the best day ever....you know , you and my "grandson"! HA! People, I had this photo in my office and a rep from a hotel came in and told me what a lovely grandson I had! I was floored and speachless and my coworkers couldn't wait for the rep to leave because they had to laugh out loud!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TJ said...

You both look so happy! I love the smile on his face.

Joanna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Y'all look so happy! Great memory, thanks for sharing.

Big Hair Envy said...

I don't think that words could ever express the joy that you were BOTH feeling at that very moment. Too cute :)

LifeatTheCircus said...

You guys look great! I can totally relate to not having time alone with the oldest of 3. I too have 3 small kiddos. I wish I had taken my son for swim lessons when he was that age. He is 4 now and afraid of the water.

Muthering Heights said...

What treasured memories! I'm glad you found something special you could do just the two of you. :)

Valarie said...

Oh my goodness look at how cute he was!!!

Tammy said...

What a precious photo of you and your son together. Sweet memories.

cherish.photography said...

Awww...he looks like he is having a great time! You look like a happy mommy as well :)

Amanda said...

I love that picture! He certainly was a bundle of chub. What a cutie!

Jenna Consolo said...

Great picture! Love it!